Throughput of Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port almost doubled in 2018 to 2.5 million tonnes
In 2018, Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port JSC (Republic of Dagestan) handled 2.5 million tonnes of cargo, up almost two-fold, year-on-year, says press center of Dagestan’s Ministry of Economic Development.
According to the statement, the port of Makhachkala has become a leader among Russian ports in the Caspian region. Its share is 51.5%.
In the reporting period, oil transshipment almost doubled and exceeded 2 million tonnes. Grain shipments to Iran exceeded 395,000, says Murad Khidirov, General Director of the stevedoring company.
Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port is Russia’s only non-freezing deepwater port in the Caspian Sea able to accommodate vessels with length of up to 150 meters and draft of up to 4.5 meters. The port’s infrastructure comprises a dry cargo harbor with a transshipment facility capable of handling 3 million tonnes of cargo per year, berths for general cargo, dry bulk cargo and containers with annual capacity of 1.2 million tonnes, a Ro-Ro terminal with annual capacity of 1.3 million tonnes and a grain terminal with annual capacity of 0.5 million tonnes.